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Old 10-31-2019, 04:59 PM   #1
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Well, the pup ate my warm hunting socks last night. My lucky pair that I have worn for years, I can't remember the brand. What are your favorite socks for colder weather? Want to be comfortable so I can sit all day.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:06 PM   #2
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:08 PM   #3
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:13 PM   #4
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:15 PM   #5
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Merino Wool... Darn Tough
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:15 PM   #6
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Dog hide. Fuzzy side in.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:18 PM   #7
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I wear a good pair of moisture wicking socks and a pair of regular tube socks with a good pair of cold weather hunting boots. Key is to keep you feet dry and they will stay warm.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:20 PM   #8
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:20 PM   #9
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Best socks will come New Zealand and be a possum/wool combination. They are pricey and take a while to get here but are worth it as you'll never wear a warmer pair of socks. Google them and find a pair you like.

Possum fur is ranked 3rd warmest fur only behind polar bear and artic fox.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:21 PM   #10
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Dog hide. Fuzzy side in.
That dang pyrenees pup would make some warm socks that is for sure.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:21 PM   #11
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Best socks will come New Zealand and be a possum/wool combination. They are pricey and take a while to get here but are worth it as you'll never wear a warmer pair of socks. Google them and find a pair you like.

Possum fur is ranked 3rd warmest fur only behind polar bear and artic fox.
That is cool. Time to do some googlin'. Thanks!
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:25 PM   #12
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Best socks will come New Zealand and be a possum/wool combination. They are pricey and take a while to get here but are worth it as you'll never wear a warmer pair of socks. Google them and find a pair you like.

Possum fur is ranked 3rd warmest fur only behind polar bear and artic fox.
Holy cow!!! $50 a pop on Amazon
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:30 PM   #13
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Merino Wool... Darn Tough
Agreed. I try to get the socks with at least 60% merino.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:32 PM   #14
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Holy cow!!! $50 a pop on Amazon
Found them for $30 with free shipping https://www.ecowool.com/product/meri...m-cable-socks/
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:51 PM   #15
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I have some that are merino wool and some kind of synthetic blend, I don't know what brand. Very very warm. I combine them with Lacrosse rubber boots and never an issue.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:52 PM   #16
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I use these. 85% merino wool. $26 for 2 pairs on amazon. Some times i use a wool dress sock for a liner and spray my feet with unscented aerosol antiperspirant


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Old 10-31-2019, 05:55 PM   #17
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https://www.wiggys.com/specials/lamilite-socks-8-inch/
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:55 PM   #18
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Hands down, best warm socks are at Costco. They have thick merino socks and I wear them every single day.
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Old 10-31-2019, 05:58 PM   #19
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Darn Tough Merino Wool.

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Old 10-31-2019, 05:59 PM   #20
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Old 10-31-2019, 06:27 PM   #21
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Ullfrotte.

Not an every day sock at $50/pr; but the best 'sitting' sock I have ever found. It may require a size larger in boots. If your boots are tight (bulky socks) your feet will be cold. The insulation gets compressed and does not 'loft'.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:14 PM   #22
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Underarmer and Merino Wool.
Good wool socks made of angora/ mohair , even alpaca wool
Dickies wool socks, Costco wool
Any combo with a pair of sorrel pac’s or a 1/2 size larger boot then normal
Used all the above on a cold wet caribou hunt, hint pack a extra pair of socks to change out during the day
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:23 PM   #23
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I like my Smartwool socks.
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:37 PM   #24
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x2 Smart wool works well for me
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Old 10-31-2019, 07:58 PM   #26
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I live here in sock making territory, North Carolina. I buy irregular socks at the local flea market. Dahlgren alpaca wool socks. The best ones I have ever found, and they are $3 a pair. The same socks in a hiking supply store are about 30 bucks.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:07 PM   #27
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I have a bunch from Field Supply, camofire and other discount sites under the Lorpen brand. (at least I think that is it) They are merino and have been outstanding, especially considering the price. I hate cold feet worse than anything.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:12 PM   #28
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a pair of thin silk socks and merino wool on top!!
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:18 PM   #29
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Yote,, all good recommend socks.

I would like to add, be very diligent on your care after purchase.

Turn socks inside out, wash only in COLD water, and air dry. Heat will shrink and ruin them.



I bought a dozen Fun Toes from Amazon, gave some as gifts last year, and wear mine every night at work.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:19 PM   #30
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Like I said they are pricey but I've tried all kinds of merino, smart wool, ect. For me the possum/merino blend you can find in NZ have been the warmest socks for me.
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:25 PM   #31
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I live here in sock making territory, North Carolina. I buy irregular socks at the local flea market. Dahlgren alpaca wool socks. The best ones I have ever found, and they are $3 a pair. The same socks in a hiking supply store are about 30 bucks.
Alpaca is warmer than sheep's wool. Alpaca is softer than almost all sheep's wool. Merino can be close, but in order to be soft, it has to be processed in a certain way. ... Another major difference is that Alpaca is classified as "water-resistant", and is close to being "water-proof."
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Old 10-31-2019, 08:56 PM   #32
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I have a pair of the alpaca socks, and they are warm. I have a lot of the smart wool that I bought when working in Alaska. The best thing that I have found is to carry a pair of arctic shield covers. Those are amazing.


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Old 10-31-2019, 08:59 PM   #33
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I wear a good pair of moisture wicking socks and a pair of regular tube socks with a good pair of cold weather hunting boots. Key is to keep you feet dry and they will stay warm.
My play as well.
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:01 PM   #34
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Alpaca!

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Like I said they are pricey but I've tried all kinds of merino, smart wool, ect. For me the possum/merino blend you can find in NZ have been the warmest socks for me.
Gonna try those New Zealand George Jones (looks nothing like the north AmericanGeorge jones btw) socks.

Not necessarily deep cold hunting socks but I love my foxriver OTC's for everyday winter time socks...

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Old 10-31-2019, 09:10 PM   #36
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We used these up in the artic circle ( long read)

If you're looking for the best hunting socks, look no farther. We know hunters want to be comfortable in the woods, not too hot, not cold. We created our Sylvan Camouflage Alpaca Wool Hunting Socks so they keep you warm weather walking through the field, crouching in a blind or sitting in a tree stand. These different types of activities cause the body to heat up or cool down. Our alpaca hunting socks react to your bodies temperature and provide you with the thermal regulation you require. Alpaca wool removes that "clammy" feel in warm weather, yet creates a "cozy" and super comfortable warmth in cold weather.

Alpaca wicks moisture and aids in cooling when exertion is high and when the weather takes a turn and cools down (or gets down right frigid) it insulates and warms, even if it gets wet. We've paired it with the finest microfibers for even better wicking and longevity. Microfibers are extra-fine fibers of acrylic (100X finer than a human hair) which changes the properties of the alpaca yarn giving it increased softness and an even better performance. Combined with baby alpaca wool, the yarn breathes exceptionally well, wicking moisture better than other socks.

Durable and comfortable alpaca wool hunting socks have a thick terry lined footbed with arch and ankle support, a ribbed shaft and a comfort band opening that will not bunch, slip or bind. No need for base layers or having to shed superfluous socks after the sun comes up. You wont want to go out in the field without them. We recommend picking boot that allows these socks to extended above the opening to ensure effective wicking.

Alpaca is naturally flame retardant, repels odor and dries quick, so one pair will last through a weekend in the woods. We know you'll love these alpaca hunting socks with their high quality and unparalleled fit - truly the toughest, most comfortable and best performing socks around.

Anti-microbial & hypoallergenic, its safe for everyone to wear.
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Available in sizes for Men and Women
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Don't be confused by content! More alpaca isn't always better. The content must fit the use of the socks. Many components have to be weighed in order to compose the finest alpaca socks. We have extensively researched and created the finest blend for the longest wear, best performance & easiest care. For more information read our article "Looking for 100% Pure Alpaca Socks?"
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Old 10-31-2019, 09:18 PM   #37
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:55 PM   #38
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Best socks will come New Zealand and be a possum/wool combination. They are pricey and take a while to get here but are worth it as you'll never wear a warmer pair of socks. Google them and find a pair you like.

Possum fur is ranked 3rd warmest fur only behind polar bear and artic fox.
Gospel. I've got a pair. Really good investment.
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Old 10-31-2019, 11:26 PM   #39
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Like said above Merino wool sock, but us antiperspirant on your feet so they don't sweat.
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I ordered a pair. Got a $5 off coupon for first order. $27.xx shipped. Without a doubt the most expensive pair of socks Iíve bought. Usually get the Smartwool from various online stores.
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:02 AM   #42
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These Alpaca look interesting. I currently wear Darn Tough Merino but if I am not moving and sitting they aren't super warm. Do the Alpaca have the same temperature regulation as wool but still keep you warm while at rest?
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Old 11-01-2019, 12:12 AM   #43
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Darn Tough merino wool.
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Old 11-01-2019, 08:52 AM   #44
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I wear Darn Tough socks year around and love these for hunting:


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Old 11-01-2019, 09:49 AM   #45
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I use the Merino wool as well. I also will wear a sock liner underneath them. Keeps the feet from sweating.
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Old 11-01-2019, 09:52 AM   #46
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I wear a good pair of moisture wicking socks and a pair of regular tube socks with a good pair of cold weather hunting boots. Key is to keep you feet dry and they will stay warm.

This exactly.
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:06 AM   #47
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I use socks from when I was living in WA state made for snowboarding. Also, cabelas has some good ones

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Old 11-01-2019, 10:38 AM   #48
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Y'all are making my feet sweat.
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Old 11-01-2019, 10:50 AM   #49
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I like the smart wool socks. And I wear the liners in them to wick away moisture.
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Old 11-01-2019, 11:00 AM   #50
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I wear the Darn Tough socks over a liner sock. My feet still get cold anyway.
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